• Flo Bert

    1898 - 1981

    Flo Bert (1898 - 1981)

    Actress. She appeared in the films, “I’m From Arkansas” (1944), and “The She-Creature” (1956). Also a stage actress she appeared as ‘Cinderella’ on Broadway in the play, “Cinderella On Broadway: A Fantasy Of The Great White Way” which opened on June 24, 1920, and it ran for 126 performances. She also played ‘Miss Moffet’ in […]

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  • Flo Hyman

    1954 - 1986

    Flo Hyman (1954 - 1986)

    Flo Hyman was the second of eight children. As a child, Hyman was abused by her parents and self-conscious about her rapid growth. She made it a habit to try to hide her size. She hunched when she sat and slouched when she walked. But her mother persuaded her to be proud of it and […]

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  • Flora Finch

    1867 - 1940

    Flora Finch (1867 - 1940)

    Flora Finch was born into a music hall and travelling theatrical family in London and was taken to the United States as a young child. She kept up the family tradition and worked in theatre and the vaudeville circuit right up until her 30s. She had her first film roles at the American Mutoscope and Biograph […]

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  • Flora Parker

    1883 - 1950

    Flora Parker (1883 - 1950)

    Actress. Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, she was a prominent performer during the silent film era. Her many credits include “The Madcap” (1916), “In a Pinch” (1919), “Teasing the Soil” (1920), “The Girl in the Taxi” (1921), “Twin Husbands” (1922) and “The Picnic’s On” (1923). She was also married to actor Carter DeHaven and […]

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  • Flora Robson

    1902 - 1987

    Flora Robson (1902 - 1987)

    Her father discovered that Flora Robson had a talent for recitation and, from the age of five, she was taken around by horse and carriage to recite, and to compete in recitations. This established a pattern that remained with her. Flora Robson made her stage debut in 1921, aged 19. In cinema she was often chosen […]

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  • Florence Bates

    1888 - 1954

    Florence Bates (1888 - 1954)

    Actress. American stage, screen, and television figure. Was also an attorney.

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  • Florence Byrne Cartwright

    1863 - 1944

    Florence Byrne Cartwright (1863 - 1944)

    Poet. Her first rondeau was published in the “Californian” in 1882, and her first sestina in the “Overland” in November 1883. A sestina appeared in “Harper’s Magazine” in May 1884, and has been published many times. (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Spouse:  Richard Cartwright (1851 – 1933)*  Children:  Constance Cartwright Small (1893 – 1976)* *Calculated […]

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  • Florence Eldridge

    1901 - 1988

    Florence Eldridge (1901 - 1988)

    A popular Broadway ingenue from age 17 onward, her credits included the original productions of “Six Cylinder Love” and “The Cat and the Canary.” She blossomed into a superb actress in the 1930s, winning several awards, including the New York Drama Critics prize for her performance in the 1956 Pulitzer Prize winner “Long Day’s Journey […]

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  • Florence Eldridge

    1901 - 1988

    Florence Eldridge (1901 - 1988)

    A popular Broadway ingenue from age 17 onward, her credits included the original productions of “Six Cylinder Love” and “The Cat and the Canary.” She blossomed into a superb actress in the 1930s, winning several awards, including the New York Drama Critics prize for her performance in the 1956 Pulitzer Prize winner “Long Day’s Journey […]

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  • Florence Gill

    1877 - 1965

    Florence Gill (1877 - 1965)

    Actress in 23 films from 1933 to 1944 including: “Every Night At Eight,” “”Ever Since Eve,” “I Married A Witch” and “Contrary Condor.” Florence was the voice of ‘Clara Cluck’ in a number Mickey Mouse cartoons. (bio by: TLS)

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  • Florence Green

    1901 - 2012

    Florence Green (1901 - 2012)

    Florence Green was born at Edmonton, London to Frederick and Sarah (nėe Neal) Patterson. She joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17, where she served as an officers’ mess steward. She worked in the officers’ mess at RAF Marham and was also based at Narborough airfield.  She moved […]

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  • Florence Halop

    1923 - 1986

    Florence Halop (1923 - 1986)

    Actress. She began her career appearing on radio series of the 1940s, which transitioned to television in the early 1950s. Halop guest starred on various television series to include “Meet Millie”, “I Love Lucy”, “I Spy”, “That Girl”, “Barney Miller”, “Soap” and “Different Strokes”. She is most fondly remembered for the roles of ‘Bailiff Florence […]

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  • Florence Harding

    1860 - 1924

    Florence Harding (1860 - 1924)

    She was born Florence Kling in Marion, Ohio, the eldest of three children of Amos Kling, a prominent Marion banker of German descent, and Louisa Bouton Kling, whose French Huguenot ancestors had fled religious persecution.  Aiming to become a concert pianist, Florence began studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, but at 19 she eloped […]

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  • Florence Henderson

    1934 - 2016

    Florence Henderson (1934 - 2016)

    Florence Henderson Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America’s most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82. Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before, said her publicist, David Brokaw. […]

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  • Florence La Badie

    1888 - 1917

    Florence La Badie (1888 - 1917)

    While her film career is well documented, her early life is somewhat clouded in mystery, from who her real parents were to what her birth name actually was. She was adopted daughter of the La Badie family. Joseph E. La Badie, believed to have been born in Canada Montreal, Quebec, and said to have been […]

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  • Florence Lake

    1904 - 1980

    Florence Lake (1904 - 1980)

    Actress. Real name Florence Silverlake. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, she is probably best remembered for her roles in a series of short films playing the wives of actor Edgar Kennedy. The short films ran until Kennedy’s death in 1948. She was also the sister of actor Arthur Lake, best known for his role […]

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  • Florence Lawrence

    1890 - 1938

    Florence Lawrence (1890 - 1938)

    Actress. Known as “The Biograph Girl,” and the first movie “star” known to the public by name. She made her stage debut at the age of three with a stock company run by her mother, Lotta Lawrence, and continued to appear billed as “Baby Florence, the Child Wonder.” After unsuccessfully trying for Broadway parts, she […]

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  • Florence Marly

    1919 - 1978

    Florence Marly (1919 - 1978)

    Florence Marly (2 June 1919 – 9 November 1978) was a Czech-born French film actress. During World War II, Marly moved to neutral Argentina with her Jewish husband the film director Pierre Chenal where she appeared in several films. She also acted in two of her husband’s films while they were in Chile. She played a […]

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  • Florence Nightingale

    1820 - 1910

    Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)

    Florence Nightingale was born on 12 May 1820 into a rich, upper-class, well-connected British family at the Villa Colombaia, in Florence, Italy, and was named after the city of her birth. Florence’s older sister Frances Parthenope had similarly been named after her place of birth, Parthenopolis, a Greek settlement now part of the city of […]

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  • Florence Oakley

    1881 - 1956

    Florence Oakley (1881 - 1956)

    Actress. Born Florence McKim, in Pennsylvania, she began her career at age 10 and was best known as brilliant stage performer. As a part of the Carlton Macy stock company of Cleveland, Ohio, she worked on stages from New York City to San Francisco. At age 20, she relocated to California as a member of […]

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  • Florence Reed

    1883 - 1967

    Florence Reed (1883 - 1967)

    Florence Reed (January 10, 1883 – November 21, 1967) was a stage and film actress. She is remembered for several outstanding stage productions, including The Shanghai Gesture, The Lullaby, The Yellow Ticket and The Wanderer. Her best remembered movie role was as Miss Havisham in the 1934 production of Great Expectations. In this version, however, […]

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  • Florence Rice

    1907 - 1974

    Florence Rice (1907 - 1974)

    Florence Rice (February 14, 1907 – February 23, 1974) was an American film actress. Florence Rice was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Grantland Rice and Fannie Katherine Hollis, who became an actress during the early 1930s and after several Broadway roles, eventually made her way to Hollywood where she acted in almost fifty films […]

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  • Florence Roberts

    1861 - 1940

    Florence Roberts (1861 - 1940)

    American film actress. Roberts is best known for playing roles of little old ladies and motherly figures. She appeared in the films, “Young As You Feel” (1940), “On Their Own” (1940), “Quick Millions” (1939), “Down On The Farm” (1938), “Every Saturday Night” (1936), “Public Opinion” (1935), “Hoopla” (1933), “Everything’s Rosie” (1931), “The Eyes of The […]

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  • Florence Ryerson

    1892 - 1965

    Florence Ryerson (1892 - 1965)

    Florence Ryerson was born in Glendale, California. She was the daughter of Charles Dwight Willard and Mary McGregor. Charles Dwight Willard (1860-1914), journalist and political reformer, was an 1883 graduate of the University of Michigan, worked on the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Herald, and was author of The Fall of Ulysses – An […]

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  • Florence Smythe

    1878 - 1925

    Florence Smythe (1878 - 1925)

    Silent Film Actress. She began her career on the stage as a member of the Theodore Roberts Theatrical Company, New York. Prior to her marriage to silent film actor Theodore Roberts, she was in six movies, “The Wild Goose Chase” (1915), “The Fighting Hope” (1915), “The Voice in the Fog” (1915), “Common Ground” (1916), “The […]

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  • Florence Stanley

    1924 - 2003

    Florence Stanley (1924 - 2003)

    Actress. She started on Broadway in such stage productions as “Fiddler on The Roof” and “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” before heading to Hollywood. She was a regular cast member on television’s “Barney Miller” where she played Bernice Fish. In addition to numerous guest roles on other shows, she also had a role in the […]

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  • Florence Turner

    1885 - 1946

    Florence Turner (1885 - 1946)

    Actress. She was one of the cinema’s first matinee idols. In the years before World War I, when films were considered disreputable and actors appeared in them anonymously, Turner was known to millions as “The Vitagraph Girl”, after the studio where she worked.  Public demand forced Vitagraph to reveal her name.  She was also one […]

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  • Florence Vidor

    1895 - 1977

    Florence Vidor (1895 - 1977)

    Actress. Born Florence Arto. While pursuing local acting opportunities she met and eventually married Texan freelance photographer King Vidor. Later The Vidors traveled to Hollywood where a few months later she signed a contract with Thomas Ince. The first of Vidor’s film roles to attract attention was the tragic production of “A Tale of Two […]

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  • Florentino Ameghino

    1854 - 1911

    Florentino Ameghino (1854 - 1911)

    Born in Luján, son of Italian immigrants, Ameghino was a self-taught naturalist, and focused his study on the lands of the southern Pampas. He formed one of the largest collections of fossils of the world at the time, which served him as base for numerous geological and paleontological studies. Ameghino was a leading pioneer in […]

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  • Florida Friebus

    1909 - 1988

    Florida Friebus (1909 - 1988)

    Actress. Best Known for Playing Winifred ‘Winnie’ Gillis on “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.” (1959), she also played Mrs. Lillian Bakerman, on “The Bob Newhart Show.” (1972). She worked in several Brodway production, and guest starred on several television series. (bio by: The Perplexed Historian)  Family links:  Parents:  Theodore Friebus (1879 – 1918)  Spouse: […]

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